There are over 1,500 trained Union Learning Reps in Scotland.

Scottish Union Learning

Statement of Purpose

Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities that contribute to collective prosperity, fairness and equality, for workers across Scotland. Scottish Union Learning is part of the STUC.

This website is a dedicated resource for trade unions and Union Learning Representatives in Scotland.

Within this site you can find lots of information on lifelong learning and skills. Check out the News section for the latest and greatest from trade unions and Scottish Union Learning. If you are looking for support in specific areas, you may wish to visit the Everyday Skills section or the Highlands and Islands section.

If you have an idea for another resource you think we should include or develop, let us know!

Hot Topics

Modern ApprenticeshipToolkit

Download a copy of the refreshed Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit, with case studies, published in April 2014. View the Scottish Union Learning Modern Apprenticeship Section


Latest News

Scottish Union Learning Welcomes the Publication of the Working Together Review

13th August 2014

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and Scottish Union Learning welcome the publication of the "Working Together Review: Progressive workplace policies in Scotland" and the potential for extending collective bargaining and for democratising workplaces and industry.

What does your SCQF Profile mean?

29th July 2014

Scottish Qualifications Certificates will arrive by first class mail on Tuesday, 5 August 2014. Union learners who have undertaken accredited courses will receive their certified qualifications from SQA on this date. With the SQA certificate, learners will also receive a Profile sheet which includes a SCQF Profile. Learn more...

First Minister Meets UCATT Modern Apprentice

2nd July 2014

Hannah Ross of Whitecraig, East Lothian, is a UCATT trade union member and a Modern Apprentice at Historic Scotland in Edinburgh. At the invitation of First Minister Alex Salmond MSP, Hannah met with him today (2nd July 2014) at Bute House, to view a miniature replica of a Lorimer Table which she made during her apprenticeship.

CWU Learning Representatives at the Royal Mail to receive Professional Development Awards

20th June 2014

Five CWU Union Learning Reps (ULRs) based at the Royal Mail Centre in Springburn will receive a Professional Development Award in Developing Literacies Learning Programmes for the Workplace from SQA, presented by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), on Friday, 20 June 2014. The course was paid for through the Learning Fund accessed through Scottish Union Learning.

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2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is Now Available

The 2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is now available to download online. You can read about the latest achievements of trade unions in lifelong learning and everyday skills. View the Scottish Union Learning Annual Report